SOUTHERN 1985 Ford Bronco II XLT 4 Wheel Drive NO RUST 136,000 Miles

Price: - Item location: Opelika, Alabama, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Bronco II
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: XLT
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 136,000
  • VIN: 1FMCU14S7FUD52881
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Ford Bronco II XLT

For sale is a rust free 1985 Ford Bronco II with 136k original miles. Manual, 5 speed transmission and it is a 4 wheel drive. Got this truck from my father last year and was planning on doing a full restoration but I found out I just don't have the time. I have been driving it to work about once a week to keep fuel system in good shape, as I do not have any intentions of buying another carburetor!!
Some history is below, but here are the basics... good, bad and ugly. The Good: RUST FREE and never been on salty roads! Very sound body and drive train. Has cruise control and it is a 4 wheel drive, although my dad never put it in 4 wheel drive or took it off road. He drove it to work and back home. Truck has new tires, new starter, new fuel system including new fuel tank and new carburetor. Runs fine BUT as with many old fords, she is slow to wake up. Truck accelerator must be held in just a bit until she warms up for a few minutes and then she idles fine, but will not idle until she warms up. The Bad: Air conditioning does not work. The Ugly: The upholstery right up near the windows of the 2 doors is a bit faded from sunlight over the years. The dash has small cracks in two spots. There are a couple of small dents and some scratches here and there and the silver paint is flaking off in some spots. The upholstery is in good shape other than the two spots that are fading and there is one spot where there is a hole in the driver's seat about the size of a half dollar. I can send up close photos of any of these issues if someone wants to see closer than what is shown in the current photos.
This truck was purchased by my father, in 1985 as a new vehicle. At the time we lived in Georgia, but he took the vehicle with him when he was transferred to North Carolina in the 90s. He then transferred back to Georgia for a few years and was then forced to take a job in Michigan (or retire early), but he left the bronco in Georgia at my aunt's house under her storage shelter when he headed north. So the furthest north this truck has ever been was when it was in North Carolina. He spent 15 years in Michigan and during that time the truck was only driven a couple of times a year. Even though he kept fuel stabilizer in it, as you can imagine the fuel system had some issues when I brought the truck to Alabama last year. I had my mechanic begin working on it and after having a bit of trouble rebuilding the original carburetor, he suggested we replace it with a new one and also the fuel tank just to be on the safe side. Also replaced the starter after the original went out. I had intended to do full restoration but as with everything, good intentions have not gone far and I have already had it for over a year. So, I have decided to sell it to someone else to do the restoration and would appreciate photos when you get finished!!
If you are interested in this truck I have no problem taking the vehicle to a local (to Opelika/Auburn) mechanic of your choice at YOUR expense (to be prepaid by you). Most mechanics around here charge around $50 to $75 to do a purchase inspection. I will not recommend anyone because I want the inspection to be considered completely unbiased. I also prefer a buyer coming to take a look at the vehicle and doing a test drive as opposed to buying from afar and having it shipped. I have sold one vehicle that was sold and shipped without test driving and buyer was very happy but it makes me nervous if the buyer does not test drive personally.
Downpayment of $200 must be made within 48 hours with paypal.